December 5th, 2013

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The Future of Women

 ... raises new aspects of reproductive freedom, or lack thereof.  I like the idea of artificial gestation as an option for people who need or want it.  But then, I also feel that great good could have been done with genetic engineering.  I look at the disgraceful mess people have made of many scientific principles and processes, which could have been used in better ways, gone down in a morass of money and power plays.  So I suspect that the same will happen with this, to the detriment of women caught in the crossfire.
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Unsold Poems from the December 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the December 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my LiveJournal profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.

There are still a few verses in the linkback poem, "The Trains Must Run on Time" is now complete.

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Poem: "Inifinitesimal Divinities"

This poem came out of the December 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from Dreamwidth user Jjhunter.  It has been sponsored by lb_lee.  You can read more about the indriso form online.


Infinitesimal Divinities
-- an indriso


How many angels dance upon a pin?
How many iron atoms make a head?
Does God transcend the world, or dwell within?

A circle dance is held, but never led:
Each dancer's hand is clasped in its own spin,
A stranger charm than any priests have said.

Twixt science and religion, veils run thin,

And God holds every atom as they tread.

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Poem: "Sore Afraid"

This poem is from the December 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from the_vulture, lb_lee, and Dreamwidth user Primeideal.  It also fills the "vengeance" square in my 11-26-13 card for the Origfic Bingo fest.  You can read about egregores online.

WARNING: This poem contains violence, mass destruction and casualties.  It's not very flattering of religion, but well, consider it canon-typical violence if you've read the Bible.
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